FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products #00425

Submission Number:
00425
Commenter:
Kara Uleman
State:
New York
Initiative Name:
FTC to Host September Workshop in Washington, DC, to Examine Advertising for Over-the-Counter Homeopathic Products
I have been using homeopathic remedies for 11 years for myself and my family. I have been completely satisfied with they way products are laid out in health food and drug stores where I usually purchase them. I understand that the labeling refers to some of the most common symptoms each remedy treats, but not all that the remedy may be indicated for. I have relied on my professional certified homeopath for advice about which remedies are best suited for more chronic health issues, and have also become quite knowledgable myself and able to treat short-lived acute illnesses with good success on my own using over-the-counter remedies. I have learned about the theory and science of homeopathy as well as how to select remedies from reading books such as Amy Lansky's "Impossible Cure: The Promise of Homeopathy," Laura Josephson's "A Homeopathic Handbook of Natural Remedies," and Miranda Castro's "The Complete Homeopathy Handbook," as well as articles in "Homeopathy Today,' the quarterly periodical of the National Center for Homeopathy. I feel very empowered having the knowledge I have gained through my informal study of homeopathy over the past 11 years to help myself and my family recover from common illnesses, as well as from the ease of access to remedies in many stores in my county. Please support the continued ease of access to this wonderful healing system of medicine.